Take a step back in time to the days when there were no antibiotics to fight often lethal infections and then follow in the footsteps of Alexander Fleming on his road to the discovery of penicillin that was to revolutionise medicine and earned him a Nobel Prize.
See for yourself the small laboratory at St Mary's Hospital in which Fleming discovered penicillin, now restored to its cramped and crowded condition in September 1928 when a petri dish of bacteria became contaminated with a mysterious mould. Experience the thrill of the story of the discovery of penicillin in the place where it actually took place. Then retrace through a film and displays the thrilling story of a great scientist who was more than a one hit wonder and his life-saving discovery.
Come to the Museum to find out why the discovery of penicillin was perhaps one of the most significant events of the twentieth century and why it continues to play a vital role in the ever continuing battle of man and microbe.
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